WHAT IS TITHING?
A tithe—which just means “tenth”—is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to your local church. Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible including the New Testament.
WHY DO WE TITHE?
The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” –Malachi 3:10
This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me!